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Island Postcode Lottery winners can spend - or at least buy a new barrow. Jun 9, 2021 790
How newlywed Boris can negotiate the choppy waters of marriage and children. Jun 2, 2021 724
I see no ships, oh wait a minute, isn't that Admiral Sturgeon of the Scottish fleet? May 26, 2021 770
Gin from Western Isles should prove a tonic, from San Francisco to Swansea. May 12, 2021 715
NHS Western Isles delivers what we've all been looking for - jabs for everyone. May 5, 2021 757
How can we go back to boring Sunday evening television after Line of Duty? Apr 28, 2021 780
Politicians and schools denying treats to children are just cowardy custard. Apr 21, 2021 760
Prince Philip's death was certainly big news but the BBC overdid its coverage. Apr 14, 2021 744
I was ready to rock the purple crimplene look - but forgot to get a potato clock. Apr 7, 2021 778
Bravehearts for independence need to get their tongues round pronunciation. Mar 31, 2021 781
After being plagued by mice it's now the not so wonderful weather of Oz's turn. Mar 24, 2021 768
Which scientist said forgetfulness is the brain getting rid of junk? I forget. Mar 17, 2021 781
Measly 1% NHS pay hike's like a man with wind issues in lift - wrong on many levels. Mar 10, 2021 770
Subtitles essential with all Rocky movies for when Stallone gets ready to mumble. Mar 3, 2021 775
Our hi-tech age means out-of-this-world achievements are no longer such a blast. Feb 24, 2021 777
Confusion about island blazes during the chilly weather spread like wildfire. Feb 17, 2021 804
The Saturday night ritual of variety TV - precious time you'll never get back. Feb 10, 2021 788
Our home-schooling parents have my utmost admiration - and sympathy too. Feb 3, 2021 773
Trump's next challenge - Make Aignish great again? He has hats he could alter. Jan 20, 2021 780
Footballers jetting off to the sun while in middle of pandemic defies belief. Jan 13, 2021 778
Writers shouldn't make predictions, but this pandemic will end and we'll be OK. Jan 6, 2021 777
Bidding fond farewell to Bond and Tesler, father of copy and paste Bidding fond fa... Dec 30, 2020 797
Football crazy? I'd rather get my kicks from fine wine and whisky marmalade. Dec 23, 2020 781
Celebrity Covidiots seem to care little for others, everything is all about them. Dec 16, 2020 778
Brexit could be great or a complete nightmare if we don't get good deals. Dec 9, 2020 787
A long time ago in Croydon far, far away, Mr Vader and Scotch git had a conflab... Dec 2, 2020 784
Coleen and Rebekah's Insta drama is dull - but now the Pope is in hot water. Nov 25, 2020 780
Political recollections of 2020 will vary, depending which memory suits best. Nov 18, 2020 773
Battery-powered Shark puts the bite on all cable-powered household appliances. Nov 11, 2020 779
Most people don't realise baby sharks will only bother you if you're very wet. Nov 4, 2020 779
Tuna proving to have highly adequate GPS - and it's definitely not a fishy tale. Oct 28, 2020 878
Life is all about compromise in our house, as long as I do what I'm told. Oct 21, 2020 883
Is this a lager I see before me? My love of Shakespeare - and island pub stories. Oct 14, 2020 881
We can't mask the fact that America is now being led by the Covidiot-in-chief. Oct 7, 2020 865
Spitting Image lampoon harpoon sure to skewer Johnson and Trump relentlessly. Sep 30, 2020 856
Numbers rule our lives these days - but if it helps the postie deliver, it's worth it. Sep 23, 2020 893
Just because we think we know, doesn't mean we do. Are you listening, Boris? Sep 16, 2020 890
Taking the biscuit by not getting mad and instead getting even at breakfast time ... Sep 9, 2020 873
Natives getting restless as Bernera Bridge across the Atlantic silently self-destructs. Aug 26, 2020 899
Weighty collection of Peppa Pig goodies led to an alarming moment on the road. Aug 19, 2020 876
Government and SQA were well wide of the mark with their pandemic-era exams. Aug 12, 2020 907
That's Huawei to do it! Technology keeps driving language to be fit for repurposing. Aug 5, 2020 879
SNP cashing in on worldwide misery and heartache by flogging over-priced masks. Jul 29, 2020 875
Ant and Dec bringing their bushtucker trials to Scotland gives food for thought. Jul 22, 2020 799
If the UK Government wants to govern, all they need do is follow Nicola Sturgeon. Jul 15, 2020 890
Kanye West's hopes of being the next US president seem to be heading south fast. Jul 8, 2020 902
Brides and grooms need to love, honour - and obey the rules on social distancing. Jul 1, 2020 899
Famous few should demonstrate scruffy solidarity and let their hair go full Worzel. Jun 24, 2020 863
I haven't been in a transport of delight since hearing we may have to isolate after flying. Jun 17, 2020 866
It's oh-so quiet on locked-down Lewis - where every day's a Sunday from the 60s; Agenda. Jun 10, 2020 889
Like a panda, my diet includes bamboo... shoots, with chicken and black bean sauce. Jun 3, 2020 895
It's plain to see Dom was dumb about his castle jaunt, but dumber not to apologise. May 27, 2020 897
Some easing will be pleasing - just before we all find out everyone's true hair colour. May 20, 2020 885
Forget Breaking Bad, I'm exercising my little grey cells with some classic Poirot. May 13, 2020 899
Selling an island or two, or a luxury yacht, would pay staff wages for the millionaires; Agenda. Apr 22, 2020 902
This pandemic's grim enough without the fools who give conspiracy theories oxygen. Apr 15, 2020 847
I'm poleaxed by the way my wife wants to socially distance herself - from me. Apr 8, 2020 891
Perhaps this lockdown could bring some hare-brained haircuts back into fashion. Apr 1, 2020 876
Sobering sight as Johnson attempts best Churchillian tone - and even uses a comb. Mar 25, 2020 891
OK to laugh at tough time like this - but panic buying madness is beyond a joke. Mar 18, 2020 885
Young Lewis can get away with almost anything - except growing his facial hair. Mar 11, 2020 899
Amazon's hi-tech gadgets can't compare to the amazing Alexa I already have installed. Mar 4, 2020 924
Scotland must take the lead in banning this vile orgy of violence we call a 'sport'. Feb 26, 2020 892
Facebook is like a fridge: You know there's nothing new there but check just in case. Feb 19, 2020 872
Seaweed could help the dairy industry weather attacks by Hollywood 'stars'. Feb 12, 2020 890
I'd not be at all surprised if life has been a beach for Lucky Lucan at Luskentyre. Feb 5, 2020 889
I was taught to punctuate, therefore I do - and I don't believe in the 'Oxford comma' Agenda. Jan 29, 2020 899
Yes, it's that time again - the deadline for Submit and Stump Up is fast approaching. Jan 22, 2020 881
The royal family is floundering - there is definitely something fishy going on. Jan 15, 2020 862
Jibes from awards host Gervais handed an A-list rude awakening to Hollywood's stars. Awards list Jan 8, 2020 904
I asked tradesmen about ideas for my pelvic floor - one didn't even know I was pregnant. Dec 31, 2019 904
Advent calendars are getting much harder to buy - their days are numbered, I guess. Dec 24, 2019 878
Times have changed at Christmas but it's more of the same for must-have presents. Dec 18, 2019 885
Life shouldn't be harder because we are living north o' the Braes o' Killiecrankie. Dec 11, 2019 882
Ram it, human! Four-legged descendants get their own back on glutton for mutton. Dec 4, 2019 887
Not often Mrs X is lost for words - until a playful pastor outstretches a high five. Nov 20, 2019 871
Time to extinguish dangerous and pointless historical farce we refer to as 'Bonfire Night'. Nov 13, 2019 878
Heading home after pants shopping down south, we went where nobody knows us. Travel narrative Nov 6, 2019 896
Why are you slowing down? The sign says 'Deer risk, please drive slowly' - my dear. Oct 30, 2019 922
Ferry, please have mercy, 'cause the land's the place I love - and would prefer to stay. Oct 23, 2019 858
Clarkson's shifted into top gear as new host of revamped quiz show. Oct 16, 2019 864
'I'm looking forward to smaller electricity bills now the daughter has headed south'. Oct 9, 2019 884
Let's raise an uisge beatha to our glorious language... it's agad when you get used to it. Oct 2, 2019 866
Keeping my own counsel has often been best for me - particularly if The Chase is on. Sep 25, 2019 910

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